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Welcome to Pittsburg ...

The city of Pittsburg is located in Crawford County<1>.

When the people of Pittsburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pittsburger<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pittsburg has a population of 20,050 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pittsburg.

The city of Pittsburg was previously named Pittsburgh.

Pittsburg is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Pittsburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pittsburg lies within the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Pittsburg: 66762<5>

Websites for Pittsburg ...

Official Website: www.pittks.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pittsburg had an population of 20,050 people. This is a decrease of 0.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pittsburg had a population of 20,233 people (which is 51.7% of the total population of Crawford County). This makes Pittsburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Pittsburg represents 0.71% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,233 people, the population of Pittsburg increased 5.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 19,243 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pittsburg.

Adding Pittsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Pittsburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Pittsburg elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pittsburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Pittsburg ...

While we believe that this Pittsburg is located in Crawford County, we know of another 3 Kansas communities named Pittsburg. Those communities are located in the following counties: Doniphan, Lyon and Pottawatomie County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 29 communities that are also named Pittsburg - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico (2), North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pittsburg.

Communities near Pittsburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pittsburg.

  • Carl Junction [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl Junction
    • Carl Junction [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Pittsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,274 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl Junction
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carl Junction<8>
  • Columbus [Cherokee County]
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    • Columbus [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Pittsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,052 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<8>
  • Girard [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girard
    • Girard [Crawford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Pittsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Girard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Girard<8>
  • Arma [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arma
    • Arma [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Pittsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arma<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Liberal [Barton County]
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      • Liberal [Barton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 721 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberal
    • Cherokee [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
      • Cherokee [Crawford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<8>
    • Weir [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
      • Weir [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 636 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
    • Alba [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alba
      • Alba [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alba have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alba
    • Mulberry [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Crawford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Mulberry:
      • Mulberry Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<8>
    • Scammon [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scammon
      • Scammon [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Former name for Scammon:
      • Scammonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scammon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scammon<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pittsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pittsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pittsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pittsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pittsburg. Our list includes 55 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pittsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pittsburg ...

Looking for more information about Pittsburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pittsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pittsburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pittsburg: www.pittks.org/

The official website for Crawford County: www.crawfordcountykansas.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Crawford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pittsburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pittsburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pittsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pittsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pittsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pittsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pittsburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pittsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pittsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pittsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4111, Longitude: -94.7049    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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